Wall 2 Wall Montreal – the book

A curated photo documentation of the past decade in Montreal Graffiti, Wall 2 Wall Montreal is a deluxe 260-page hardcover book featuring 570 photos personally selected by 69 of the best graffiti writers active in Montreal, from the Wall 2 Wall Montreal archive. Linen-bound, printed on high quality paper, this book is the first of its kind, on this scale, for any city in the world.

Wall 2 Wall Montreal est un livre-photos documentant la dernière décennie en graffiti à Montréal. Ce livre deluxe de 260 pages présente 570 photos sélectionnées par 69 des meilleurs graffeurs à Montréal, à partir des archives de Wall 2 Wall Montréal. A couverture rigide recouverte de tissu et imprimé sur papier de qualité, ce livre est unique en son genre.

Features the following artists
Présente les artistes suivants:

123Klan, Algue, Amon, Apashe, Ason, Astro, Awie, Axe Lalime, Beast, Bosny, Cemz, Crane, Dfek, Dodo Osé, Earth Crusher, EK Sept, Ekes, Ekler, Eskro, Five Eight, Fleo, Fokus, F.One, Fuser, Haks, Hest, Hoar, Jaker, Janek, Jmoe, Johste, Keos, Killa EF, Koal, Korb, Kwun, Legal, Lyfer, Mad Rats, Medor, Monk.e, Naimo, Narc, Nor, Pask, Peace, Pito, Raes, Resok, Rouks, Royal, Scan, Scribe, Senck, Serak, Serum, Sewp, Shok, Skor, Smak, Snipes, Snok, Stare, Tuna, Voguer, Wuna, Zek.

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  • Artgang, 3790 St-Laurent
  • Le Sino, 2817 Ontario est
  • Lopez, 6725 St-Hubert
  • Musée des Beaux-Arts, 1380 Sherbrooke ouest
  • Musée McCord, 690 Sherbrooke ouest
  • Marché Saint-Laurent, 503 Place D’Armes
  • Librairie Bertrand, 430 St-Pierre
  • Librairie Port de Tête, 222 Mont-Royal ouest
  • Bond, 5226 St-Laurent

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Guided tours of Montreal street art and graffiti

Here’s a list of companies offering guided tours of various areas of town where street art and graffiti are abundant.

Voici une liste de compagnies offrant des tours guidés de différents quartiers de Montréal où le street art et le graffiti abondent.

Tours Carpe Diem Montreal

http://www.carpediemmontreal.com/

Français / English

This company was created in 2021 by Mélanie Renaud, a Montreal tour guide who is passionate about urban art, graffiti, murals, public art and other gems and curiosities found in the public space.

Two different 2-hour tours are offered in the Centre-Sud neighbourhood, linking the mosaic murals of Laurent Gascon and many painted murals, all through a beautiful neighbourhood.

Tour of the Villeray neighbourhood starting at the Jarry metro station and ending at the Crémazie station.

2-hour tour of the murals of the Plateau neighbourhood.

Private tours are also available.

Compagnie créée en 2021 par Mélanie Renaud, guide touristique de Montréal et passionnée de l’art de la rue, allant du graffiti aux murales en passant par l’art public et autres bijoux et curiosités se trouvant dans l’espace urbain.

Deux tours de 2 heures sont offerts dans le quartier Centre-Sud pour y voir les mosaïques de Laurent Gascon et plusieurs murales, ainsi qu’un très beau quartier.

Tour de Villeray, départ métro Jarry, fin métro Crémazie.

Tour des murales du Plateau, 2 heures couvrant de nombreuses murales.

Des tours privés sont aussi disponibles.

Spade & Palacio

https://spadeandpalacio.com/

Français / English

Spade & Palacio was the first company offering guided tours of Montreal murals. Mural Festival offers their tours through this company. Their guides are passionately in love with Montreal and its art.

They offer a 2-hour tour linking many murals from Mural Festival and include a lot of information on the world of graffiti.

Spade & Palacio a été la première compagnie offrant des tours guidés de murales à Montréal. Le Festival Mural offre ses visites guidées à travers cette compagnie. Leurs tours sont offerts par des guides passionnés de leur ville et de son art.

Ils offrent un tour d’une durée de 2 heures où l’on découvre de nombreuses murales du Festival Mural ainsi que de l’information sur le monde du graffiti.

1642 Tours

https://www.1642tours.com/

Français

This company created in 2020 offers many very interesting tours including a 2-hour one covering the Under Pressure Festival and Mural Festival as well as many walls from MU.

Cette compagnie existant depuis 2020 offre plusieurs tours bien intéressants dans la ville de Montréal, dont un tour de 2 heures couvrant le Festival Under Pressure et le Festival Mural ainsi que plusieurs oeuvres de MU.

Guidatour

https://guidatour.qc.ca/

Guidatour is the biggest guided tour company in Montreal. They offer tours on many subjects, including a few ones of interest to fans of street art and graffiti.

Montreal In Murals: a 2-hour tour beginning in the Quartier des Spectacles.

East of the Main Beer and Murals: a 4-hour tour that includes stops in breweries L’Amère à Boire, Le Cheval Blanc and Saint-Houblon.

Guidatour est la plus grande agence de tours guidés de Montréal, offrant des tours sur plusieurs thèmes, incluant quelques uns qui intéresseront les amateurs de street art et de graffiti.

Montréal tout en murales: un tour de 2 heures commençant dans le quartier des spectacles.

À l’est de La Main bières et murales: un tour de 4 heures avec arrêts aux brasseries L’Amère à Boire, Le Cheval Blanc et Saint-Houblon.

Junko

Junko puts together ‘sculptures’ from reclaimed materials (plastic, metal, rubber and other items found in trash), or natural elements (wood, plants), or a mix of both, which he then installs in more or less public locations. His first public installations were put up in Mile End at the very end of 2020 and a buzz was immediately created around the artist, who was then interviewed for various media. From that point he started installing his creations in more remote spots in or around Montreal.

To see more than what I was lucky to find and photograph, or to see some of his studio work, have a look at the artist’s Instagram page.

Junko crée des ‘sculptures’ à partir de matériaux recyclés (plastique, métal, caoutchouc et autres items trouvés dans les poubelles), ou d’éléments naturels (bois, plantes), ou un mélange des deux. Ses sculptures sont ensuite installées dans des endroits plus ou moins publics. Ses premières installations, apparues dans Mile End à la toute fin de 2020, ont créé un buzz autour de l’artiste qui a ensuite été interviewé par plusieurs médias. Ses créations subséquentes ont été installées dans des endroits un peu moins fréquentés, à Montréal ou dans les environs.

Pour en voir plus que ce que j’ai eu la chance de trouver et photographier, ou pour voir des création en studio, vous êtes invités à jeter un coup d’oeil à sa page Instagram.


South West, January 2022

After creating his previous piece all from wood and other plant parts, this new piece to kick off 2022 mixed wood and reclaimed plastic and metal.


Hochelaga, December 2021

After creating solely from reclaimed materials, this is Junko’s first piece made completely from biodegradable material, mostly wood and other plant parts. This is the artist’s second installation in this spot. Just like the first one from March 2021, it served to bring attention to Hochelaga residents’ efforts to preserve an empty lot which the city mean to develop.


Lasalle, October 2021

Photos of this piece are from 2 distinct sessions.


Ville Emard, July 2021


Hochelaga, May 2021


Côte-des-Neiges, April 2021


Hochelaga, March 2021

This installation served to bring attention to Hochelaga residents’ efforts to preserve an empty lot which the city mean to develop.

At some point during the following summer the installation was moved to a woody area nearby.


Mile End, February 2021


Montreal West, January 2021


Mile End, December 2020


Mile End, December 2020


Mile End, December 2020


Mile End, December 2020

Canettes de Ruelle Festival

The Canettes de Ruelle Festival was created as a counterpart to the big international urban art festivals that are Mural Festival and Under Pressure. It takes place in residential back alleys in Rosemont and is very family- and community-oriented. Canettes de Ruelle is not a big touristy event but rather a big neighbourhood jam bringing together artists with the community living around the alleys where it takes place.

The festival aims to promote artistic freedom and features many emerging or more radical artists on its programme alongside some better known graffiti and street artists in the city. As it grows, it also aims at being more inclusive, giving priority to black, indigenous and other people of color, and to female and non-binary artists.

Canettes de Ruelle takes place every year in early September around labor day. The first edition happened in 2017. It was actually called Alleycats (aka Chats de Ruelle or Gatos Callejeros) that first year, and became Canettes de Ruelle from its second edition in September 2018.

Canettes de Ruelle Instagram

Le festival Canettes de Ruelle a été créé en tant qu’alternative aux grands festivals internationaux d’art urbain que sont Festival Mural et Under Pressure. Il a lieu dans les ruelles résidentielles du quartier Rosemont et est plus orienté vers les familles et la communauté que Mural ou Under Pressure. Contrairement à ces derniers, il n’est pas un gros événement touristique, mais plutôt un gros jam rassemblant des artistes locaux et les résidents du quartier.

Le festival a pour but de promouvoir la liberté artistique et inclut sur son programme plusieurs artistes émergent et radicaux aux cotés d’artistes de graffiti ou de street art plus établis. De plus, alors qu’il croit en importance, il vise à devenir plus inclusif et s’assure de donner priorité aux artistes noirs, autochtones ou de couleur, ainsi qu’aux femmes et aux personnes non-binaires.

Canettes de Ruelle a lieu chaque année au début de septembre, autour de la fête du travail. La première édition a eu lieu en 2017. Cette première édition s’appelait en fait Chats de Ruelle (ou Alleycats ou Gatos Callejeros), le festival est devenu Canettes de Ruelle à partir de sa seconde édition en 2018.


To see the murals and other art produced in the context of the Canettes de Ruelle Festival, pick a year from the menu below.

Pour voir les murales et les autres oeuvres produites dans le contexte du Festival Canettes de Ruelle, choisissez une année du menu ci-dessous.

Canettes de Ruelle 2021

Canettes de Ruelle 2020

Canettes de Ruelle 2019

Canettes de Ruelle 2018

Chats de Ruelle aka Alleycats aka Gatos Callejeros (Canettes de Ruelle 2017)

Canettes de Ruelle 2021

This image gallery brings together photos of all the pieces created for the 5th edition of Canettes de Ruelle. For this 2021 edition the festival took place in the alleys between 5th and 9th avenues, from Masson to St-Joseph. The gallery below is roughly sorted from west to east, down the 5th/6th alley, up the 6th/7th, down the 7th/8th and up the 8th/9th.

Cette gallerie-photo présente toutes les oeuvres crées dans le contexte de la 5e édition du festival Canettes de Ruelle. Pour cette édition 2021, le festival s’est déroulé dans les ruelles entre la 5e Avenue et la 9e Avenue, de Masson à St-Joseph. La gallerie est ordonnée approximativement d’ouest en est, descendant la ruelle 5e/6e, montant la ruelle 6e/7e, redescendant la 7e/8e et enfin remontant la 8e/9e.


Pascal Foisy. The actual piece is on the left, the second photo shows the piece in negative, as it was painted by the artist in reverse.

Amer

A huge collaboration between MSHL and Diane Roe.

Above 4 photos: the 4 walls comprising Lama‘s contribution.

Above 4 photos: Vatos Abstractos, the duo of Omar Bernal and Adida Fallen Angel. The first 3 shots were taken at the end of autumn after the leaves were fallen as the piece is normally hidden behind leaves, as can be seen in the 4th shot.

BDG

Giles

Collaboration of Louis Letters and Adi.

Heras

Alors

Bosny

Aclaes

Le Monstr

Maliciouz

The left half of the all-female Rude crew wall featuring, from left to right: Tshokodile, Loopkin, Her, Mart, Medusa, Moule as well as Kawaz on RUDE letters.

The right half of the all-female Rude crew wall featuring, from left to right: Lora, Mono Sourcil, Sam’19, Mos Geez, Viviane Fortin.

Flesh and Shek.

Nero and Rival.

Zola

Hest on letters and Wuna and characteur, with quickies by Hob and le Renard Fou above.

Menar

Mad Rats

Above 2 photos: Julian Palma.

Ilana Pichon

Izabelle Duguay

Nikki Küntzle

LP Montoya

River June and Henri Papy

Filco

Louis Letters, Adi and Heras representing TRU crew.

Studio Lag

Dodo Osé and LNK collaboration.

Fleo

Melissa Menzi

Mili

Pane and Regar collaboration.

Grils and EK Sept collaboration.

This tribute is by the “friends of Jenny”.

Renard Fou at ground level with Asher top left and Hob top right.

Ekes and Marchandise TT collaboration.

Trak over a background by LP Montoya.

Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art

This image gallery brings together 100 great murals and other painted street art pieces from 2021. It is not necessarily the best of the year because taste is a subjective thing and I was obviously not able to photograph everything. The selection was done partly from my own personal favourites but mostly from those of my followers on Instagram. Of course this list was put together from what I was actually able to photograph, so keep in mind that it may lack some great work that just slipped between the cracks.

The pieces are shown here in alphabetical order of artist/crew name. To ensure that the list wasn’t filled with only work from a few popular artists, I have set a maximum of 4 pieces per artist. Collaborations by two or more artists count as one entry.

See also:
Retrospective of 2021 pasted street art and installations
Retrospective of 2021 graffiti

Cette galerie-photo présente 100 murales et autres pièces de street art peint créées en 2021 à Montréal. Cette liste n’a pas la prétention d’être un best of de l’année puisque les goûts sont personnels et je n’ai évidemment pas eu la chance de tout photographier. La sélection s’est faite en partie parmi mes pièces favorites, mais surtout parmi les préférées de mes abonnés Instagram. Cette liste a bien sur été créée à partir de ce que j’ai eu la chance de trouver et de photographier, ce qui signifie que quelques chef d’oeuvres de 2021 pourraient ne pas y figurer.

Les pièces apparaissent ci-dessous en ordre alphabétique d’artiste/crew. Pour que la liste ne soit pas totalement accaparée par quelques artistes populaires, j’ai fixé un maximum de 4 pièces par personne. Les collaborations entre deux ou plusieurs artistes sur un même thème ne comptent que pour une entrée.

Voir aussi:
Retrospective 2021 street art collé et installations
Retrospective 2021 graffiti


Adida Fallen Angel‘s contribution to the 2021 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Aldarwin on a fence in Hochelaga.

Alors painted dozens and dozens of her bright colourful flowers all over the city in 2021, here’s a double one found in Hochelaga.

Ankh One mural downtown.

Arpi‘s wall painted off the 2021 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Arpi in St-Henri.

Above 2 photos: two angles of a Arpi piece in St-Henri.

Art Du Commun mural in Lachine.

Art Du Commun mural in Pointe St-Charles.

Astro in Hochelaga.

Above 3 photos: Beaf and Mask collaboration in Lachine.
Beaf and Mask each also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 graffiti with solo graffiti pieces.

Omar Bernal‘s part in a multi-artist mural in Hochelaga.

Omar Bernal mural in Mercier.

Omar Bernal at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Omar Bernal in Verdun.

Bryan Beyung and MSHL collaboration in Pointe St-Charles.
Scroll down to the latter artist’s name as well as to ‘Gentil Crew’ for more work in this retrospective.

Detail of Bibi Una from a multi-artist mural in Hochelaga. The small character visible bottom left is by Max.

Bibi Una in a Plateau alley.

Birdo‘s contribution to the 2021 edition of Mural Festival.

Mix of paint and mosaics by Borrris and Melanie Stuy in NDG.

Borrris in an abandoned building.

Borrris in an abandoned building.

Bosny‘s contribution to the 2021 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.
Scroll down to ‘Gentil Crew’ for more work by Bosny in this retrospective.
He is also a graffiti artist and some of his letter work has made it into the Retrospective of 2021 graffiti.

Danae Brissonnet mural in the Village.

Above 2 photos: a pair of pieces by Cryote in the Plateau.

Raphael Dairon‘s contribution to the 2021 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Deps at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Deps at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Deps at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.
He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 graffiti.

DMT in an abandoned tunnel.
A collaboration between him and Deep has made it into the Retrospective of 2021 graffiti (under ‘Deep’).

Dodo Osé and LNK‘s collaboration for the 2021 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.

Dodo Osé in Lachine.
Dodo has also contributed to the K6A wall at Under Pressure and therefore appears in the Retrospective of 2021 graffiti (under ‘K6A’).

Ekes and Marchandise TT‘s contribution to the 2021 edition of Canettes de Ruelle

Ekes and Marchandise TT‘s contribution to the 2021 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.
Ekes has of course made it into the Retrospective of 2021 graffiti.

Emerge mural in Petite-Patrie.

Eskro, Resok, Joh and Coler‘s collaboration for the 2021 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.
Eskro and Resok both have solo work into the Retrospective of 2021 graffiti.

Filco‘s contribution to the 2021 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.

Filco in a Hochelaga alley.

Filco on the wall of a Villeray school.

Fleo‘s contribution to the 2021 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.
Fleo is also a graffiti artist, find some of his letter work in the Retrospective of 2021 graffiti (solo under his name as well as in collaboration under ‘K6A’).

Fluke mural in Lasalle, assisted by Five Eight.

Above 2 photos: Pascal Foisy‘s contribution to the 2021 edition of Canettes de Ruelle. The first photo is the actual shot, the second one shows the piece in negative, as it was painted by the artist in reverse.

Viviane Fortin in Hochelaga.
She also appears on the Rude crew wall seen further down this list.

Frog in the Plateau.

Gallium featuring JKL Two on the blue dragon and a collaboration of Waxhead and Labrona on the door. In Villeray.
Scroll down to Waxhead and Labrona for more work by these artists in this retrospective. Waxhead also has work under ‘Grils’.

The Gentil Crew‘s contribution to the 2021 edition of the Under Pressure Festival featuring MSHL, Bosny, SBU One, Loopkin, Le Monstr, Diane Roe, Maylee Keo, Tshokodile and Nikki Küntzle. Check out the latter Under Pressure link for close-ups.
MSHL, Bosny, SBU One, Tshoko and Nikki Küntzle all have solo work in this retrospective, scroll to their names to view. Loopkin and Tshoko each have more work here under ‘Rude’, MSHL under ‘Beyung’ and Le Monstr under ‘MSHL’.

Grils in Hochelaga.

Grils in Ville Emard.

This huge Villeray mural was painted by multiple artists at the invitation of Grils and LNA.
Ground level from left to right: a snail by Grils over a background by LP Montoya, Hary on the box, a door by Waxhead surrounded by E’s from EK Sept, a platypus-like creature designed by Hozek and painted by Grils, the central character by LNA, a name piece by Hoar with a creature by Salamanca, and a lizard by Hary.
Upper level from left to right: a turbine-like creature by Alex Boya, a squirrel by Amer over a calligraphy background by Rizek and the rest all by Grils.
Hary also made it into this retrospective alongside his Lama brothers, scroll down to ‘Lama’ to view. Waxhead has more work here under his name and under ‘Gallium’. Scroll down to LNA for more work by this artist as well.
Grils, Hary, EK Sept, Hoar, Rizek and Amer also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 graffiti (Amer under ‘LTG’ and ‘TRU’, others under their name).

Hest in a Hochelaga alley.

Hest in a Rosemont alley.
Hest is one of this city’s best graffiti artist, it is no surprise that some of his letter work also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 graffiti.

I Hate Stencils stencil in St-Henri.

Izabelle Duguay mural in Mile Ex.

Tribute mural to Marie-Soleil Tougas by Jetset in St-Henri.

River June and Henri Papy collaboration for the 2021 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.

Nikki Küntzle‘s contribution to the 2021 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.

Nikki Küntzle‘s contribution to the 2021 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.
Scroll up to ‘Gentil Crew’ for more work by Nikki in this retrospective.

Labrona mural in Hochelaga.
Scroll up to ‘Gallium’ and down to ‘Waxhead’ for more work by Labrona in this retrospective.
Labrona is also a pasting artist, check out the Retrospective of 2021 pasted street art and installations for some wheatpastes.

Above 4 photos: Lama‘s contribution to the 2021 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.
Hary from this collective also contributed to a huge wall in Villeray, scroll up to ‘Grils’ to view.

Kevin Ledo‘s mural in Petite-Patrie. The subject of the piece is his young child.

Lino in a Hochelaga alley.
Lino guested on the TRU wall at Under Pressure in 2021, check out the Retrospective of 2021 graffiti under ‘TRU’ to view.

Collaboration of LNA, Moule and Abir on a community centre in Côte des Neiges.
Moule has also contributed to the Rude crew wall at Canettes de Ruelle, scroll down to view that.
Both she and LNA made stickers in 2021, some of them have made it into the Retrospective of 2021 pasted street art and installations.

LNA in Villeray.
She painted the central character of a huge multi-artist wall in Villeray, scroll up to ‘Grils’ to view.

Lost Claws on a Plateau rooftop.

Lost Claws in Petite-Patrie.
Lost Claws is also a pasting artist, check out the Retrospective of 2021 pasted street art and installations for some wheatpastes.

Maliciouz‘s contribution to the 2021 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.

Mart‘s contribution to the 2021 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.
She has also contributed to the Rude crew wall at Canettes de Ruelle, scroll down to view.

Medusa in a Mile End alley.
She has also contributed to the Rude crew wall at Canettes de Ruelle, scroll down to view that.
Collaborations with Deep have made it into the Retrospective of 2021 graffiti (under ‘Deep’).

Monk.e and Luvs‘ contribution to the 2021 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Monk.e‘s tribute to rapper Jeune Loup in Hochelaga.

Monk.e in Rosemont.

Monk.e in the Plateau.
He has also painted calligraphy as a background to a mural by Turf One, scroll down to view.
Being one of this city’s best graffiti artist, some of his letter work is also found in the Retrospective of 2021 graffiti.

Mono Sourcil in Hochelaga.
She has also contributed to the Rude crew wall at Canettes de Ruelle, scroll down to view that.

MSHL and Le Monstr collaboration in Hochelaga.
Both artists have contributed to the Gentil crew wall at Under Pressure, scroll up to view.

MSHL mural in Ville-Marie.
MSHL also collaborated on a mural with Bryan Beyung in this retrospective, scroll up to view.

This collaboration of Origami Explorateur, Allegoria, Her and 3CLO5 at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel on the 50th anniversary of the death of Jim Morrison had people constantly stopping to take photos.
Her has also contributed to the Rude crew wall at Canettes de Ruelle, scroll down to view that.

Above 2 photos: Julian Palma‘s contribution to the 2021 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.

Pane and Regar‘s collaboration for the 2021 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.

Pane and Regar in an abandoned building.
Pane also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 graffiti.

Paynt in a Hochelaga alley.
Paynt also contributed to the LTG/POM/H2K wall at Under Pressure which has made it into the Retrospective of 2021 graffiti.

Above 3 photos: this year Peru143 painted this long Hochelaga wall with what is now the longest mural in Canada (there is barely any overlap in the 3 shots above, they add up to the complete 150-meter wall).
Peru also collaborated with Zek and Deep on a huge mural in this retrospective, scroll down to Zek’s name to see.

Polographe painted a number of fantastic creatures at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel in 2021. It would be nice now to see him move to painting murals that would stay a bit longer!

Polographe at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Repus

Above 2 photos: the all-female Rude Crew wall for the 2021 edition of Canettes de Ruelle (in 2 shots because it is very long) featuring, from left to right, Tshokodile, Loopkin, Her, Mart, Medusa, Moule, Kawaz (on ‘Rude’ header), Lora, Mono Sourcil, Sam’19, Mos Geez, Viviane Fortin.
Tshoko, Mart, Medusa, Mono Sourcil and Viviane Fortin all have solo work in this retrospective, scroll to their names to view. Loopkin and Tshoko contributed to the Gentil Crew wall above. Her collaborated on a wall with Origami Explorateur while Moule collaborated with LNA, scroll up to see each one of these collaborations.

Double layers of SBU One on a bridge pillar.
SBU also contributed to the Gentil Crew wall higher up in this list.
He also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 graffiti.

Seork‘s part on a space-themed multi-artist mural in the Plateau.
Seork also contributed to the LTG/POM/H2K wall at Under Pressure which has made it into the Retrospective of 2021 graffiti.

Rafael Sottolichio‘s huge downtown mural painted with assistance from Bosny, Nikki Küntzle, MSHL, Diane Roe and Julian Palma, amongst others.

Tshokodile in an abandoned building.
She has collaborated on the Gentil crew and the Rude crew walls above, scroll up for that.
She has also contributed to the TRU wall at Under Pressure which has made it into the Retrospective of 2021 graffiti.

Above 2 photos: Turf One over a calligraphy background by Monk.e in Petite-Patrie.
Monk.e has solo work in this retrospective, scroll up to his name to view that.

Waxhead featuring Labrona on the door, in a Plateau alley.

Waxhead and Labrona collaboration in a Plateau alley.
These artists have another collaboration in this retrospective, scroll up to ‘Gallium’ to view. Waxhead also painted a door in a multi-artist production visible under ‘Grils’. Labrona also made it into this retrospective with a solo mural, see it under this name.

Benny Wilding in Petite-Patrie.
He is one of this city’s finest graffiti artists and has made it into the Retrospective of 2021 graffiti (under ‘Cemz’).

Sophie Wilkins and Anik Favreau in Rosemont.

Zek mural in NDG with Peru143 on colour letters as well as Deep.
Peru also painted a solo wall which made it into this retrospective, scroll up to view.
Zek and Deep are both also graffiti artists and have made it into the Retrospective of 2021 graffiti with letter pieces.

Zek mural in Ville-Marie.

Zen in Rosemont.

Zen in a Plateau alley.
Zen is also a master of 3D graffiti and some of his work has made it into the Retrospective of 2021 graffiti.

A mandala-style mural featuring some graffiti by Zep in Rosemont.
A name piece by Zep has made it into the Retrospective of 2021 graffiti.

Zola‘s contribution to the 2021 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.
Zola is also a pasting artist, check out the Retrospective of 2021 pasted street art and installations for some wheatpastes.

Retrospective of 2021 pasted street art and installations

This image gallery brings together 100 pieces of Montreal street art from 2021 that were created in a studio, then pasted, glued, screwed in or cemented into a public place. It is not necessarily the best of the year because taste is a subjective thing and I was obviously not able to photograph everything. The selection was done partly from my own personal favourites but mostly from those of my followers on Instagram. Of course this list was put together from what I was actually able to photograph, so keep in mind that it may lack some great work that just slipped between the cracks.

The pieces are shown here in alphabetical order of artist name. To ensure that the list wasn’t filled with only work from a few popular artists, I have set a maximum of 4 pieces per person. Collaborations by two or more artists count as one entry.

See also:
Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art
Retrospective of 2021 graffiti

Cette galerie-photo présente 100 pièces de street art produites en 2021 à Montréal, créées en studio avant d’être collées, vissées ou fixées dans le ciment dans un endroit public. Cette liste n’a pas la prétention d’être un best of de l’année puisque les goûts sont personnels et je n’ai évidemment pas eu la chance de tout photographier. La sélection s’est faite en partie parmi mes pièces favorites, mais surtout parmi les préférées de mes abonnés Instagram. Cette liste a bien sur été créée à partir de ce que j’ai eu la chance de trouver et de photographier, ce qui signifie que quelques chef d’oeuvres de 2020 pourraient ne pas y figurer.

Les pièces apparaissent ci-dessous en ordre alphabétique de nom d’artiste. Pour que cette liste ne soit pas totalement accaparée par quelques artistes populaires, j’ai fixé un maximum de 4 pièces par personne. Les collaborations entre deux ou plusieurs artistes ne comptent que pour une entrée.

Voir aussi:
Retrospective 2021 murales et autre street art peint
Retrospective 2021 graffiti


Above 2: context shot and close-up on an installation by Adi in the Quartier des Spectacles.
Adi has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 graffiti.

Poster signed “Artist?” found in the Plateau.

Poster by Cam found in Hochelaga.

Poster by Cam found in Mile End

Paste-up by Cat’n’Paste in the Plateau.

Paste-up by Cat’n’Paste in the Plateau.

Paste-up by Cat’n’Paste in Mile End.

Large wheatpaste by Nivanh Chanthara in Parc-Ex.

Poster by Chat Perdu addressing the subject of the death of First Nations kids in the government’s residential schools.

Wheatpaste by CSRK in Mile End.

Wheatpaste by CSRK in Mile End.

Wheatpaste by CSRK in Petite-Patrie.

Wheatpaste by CSRK in Petite-Patrie.

Dodo Urbain has been putting this wheatpaste of a homeless person on street corners and other spots where homeless people hang out.

Paste-up by Ekie, many variations spotted.

Poster by l’Enfant Libre found in Mile End.

Paste-up by Irritated Eye found in the Plateau.

Installation made from reclaimed materials by Junko. This one was found in Côte des Neiges. Check out the latter link for more photos and a video.

Installation made from reclaimed materials by Junko. This one was found in Hochelaga. Check out the latter link for more photos and a video.

Installation made from reclaimed materials by Junko. This one was found in Mile End. Check out the latter link for more photos and a video.

Installation made of wood and plant parts by Junko in Hochelaga. Check out the latter link for more photos.

Wheatpaste by Faynïx Jutras found in Hochelaga.

Wheatpaste by Faynïx Jutras found in Hochelaga.

Wheatpaste by Faynïx Jutras found in Hochelaga.

Wheatpaste by Faynïx Jutras found in Hochelaga.

Labrona paste-up in Hochelaga.

Labrona paste-up in Hochelaga.

Labrona paste-up in Hochelaga.

Labrona paste-up in Hochelaga.
Labrona has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art.

Paste-up by Life In The Streets found in the Plateau; many variations exist.

LNA sticker.

LNA sticker.
LNA has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art.

Lost Claws wheatpaste found in the Plateau.

Lost Claws wheatpaste found in the Plateau.

Lost Claws wheatpaste found in the Plateau.

Lost Claws wheatpaste found in the Plateau.
Lost Claws has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art.

Small poster by LSNR found in Hochelaga.

Paste-up by LSNR found in Hochelaga.

Madame Gilles poster, many locations.

Madame Gilles poster, many locations.

Madame Gilles poster, many locations.

Madame Gilles poster, many locations.

Maika wheatpaste found in the Plateau.

Maika wheatpaste found in the Plateau.

Maika poster found in the Plateau.

Maika wheatpaste found in Rosemont.

Makenoize installation in Mile End.

One of many smiley paste-ups by Makenoize, this one was found in the South West.

Makenoize installation in the South West

Above 2: close-up and context shot of Makenoize‘s contribution to the 2021 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Sugar paste-up by Shelley Miller. I unfortunately missed most of her pieces this year as the rain got to them before I did.

Trio of paste-ups by the Mistake Project. Many variations on this Tintin and Milou piece were found.

Mistake Project paste-up found in the Quartier des Spectacles.

Mistake Project paste-up, many locations.

Hand drawn sticker by Moule.

Hand drawn sticker by Moule.
Moule has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art.

Paste-up by Myl found in the Plateau.

Large poster by Emile Picard found in Mile End.

Large poster by Emile Picard found in Mile End.

Large poster by Emile Picard found in Mile End.

Poster by le Pleurnicheur in Mile End.

Poster by le Pleurnicheur in Mile End.

Poster by le Pleurnicheur in the Plateau.

Poster by le Pleurnicheur in the Plateau.

Paste-up by Raveillée found in the Plateau.

Set of posters by Stay Beautiful.

Poster by Stay Beautiful.

Large wheatpaste by Stella Peaches, the young daughter of Stikki Peaches.

Large set of wheatpastes by Stella Peaches, the young daughter of Stikki Peaches who also made it into this retrospective (see below).

Set of paste-ups by Ste-Martyre d’Hochelaga.

Stikki Peaches wheatpaste downtown.

Stikki Peaches wheatpaste in Mile End.

Stikki Peaches wheatpaste in Petite-Patrie.

Stikki Peaches wheatpaste in the Village.

Styyyro foam board installation found in the Plateau.

Swarm wheatpaste in Outremont.

Swarm wheatpaste in Parc Ex.

Set of posters by Teetz in the Plateau.

Teetz wheatpaste in the Quartier des Spectacles.

Teetz wheatpaste in Mile End.

Teetz wheatpaste in the South West.

Toto paste-up in the Plateau.

Trippy Yaya paste-up in the Plateau.

One of many cone paste-ups by Valid.

Victor Devenir paste-up found in various locations.

Wansoy paste-up found in the Plateau.

Above 2: WhatIsAdam wheatpaste in Ahuntsic. This was an evolving piece as the artist added to it after the Montreal Canadiens won their way up towards the Stanley Cup finals. Displayed above are 2 versions of it.

Zola wheatpaste in Mile End.

Zola wheatpaste in Mile Ex.

Zola whatpaste in Outremont.

Zola wheatpaste in Mile End.br>
Zola has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art.

Zyk paste-up in Mile End.

Zyk paste-up in Mile End.

Above 3 photos: shots of a gargoyle installation by an unidentified artist on an abandoned gas station.

Paste-up by an unidentified Hochelaga artist who puts up pieces showing people from the neighbourhood. Another piece by this unidentified artist is found below. Also visible in this shot is an origami by Origami Explorateur.

Paste-up by an unidentified Hochelaga artist who puts up pieces showing people from the neighbourhood. Another piece by this unidentified artist is found above it.

Poster by an unidentified artist found in the Plateau.

Paste-up by an unidentified artist found in the Quartier des Spectacles.

Rug installation by an unidentified artist. Found in Mile End. Some street artists as well as graffiti writers are getting into this medium, I would expect to see more of this in the coming year.

Paste-up by an unidentified artist.

Retrospective of 2021 graffiti

This image gallery brings together 200 great pieces of Montreal graffiti from 2021. It is not necessarily the best of the year because taste is a subjective thing and I was obviously not able to photograph everything. The selection was done partly from my own personal favourites but mostly from those of my followers on Instagram. Of course this list was put together from what I was actually able to photograph, so keep in mind that it may lack some great work that just slipped between the cracks.

The pieces are shown here in alphabetical order of artist/crew name. To ensure that the list wasn’t filled with only work from a few popular writers, I have set a maximum of 3 pieces per artist. Collaborations by two or more artists under one common theme count as one entry.

See also:
Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art
Retrospective of 2021 pasted street art and installations

Cette galerie-photo présente 200 pièces de graffiti produites en 2021 à Montréal. Cette liste n’a pas la prétention d’être un best of de l’année puisque les goûts sont personnels et je n’ai évidemment pas eu la chance de tout photographier. La sélection s’est faite en partie parmi mes pièces favorites, mais surtout parmi les préférées de mes abonnés Instagram. Cette liste a bien sur été créée à partir de ce que j’ai eu la chance de trouver et de photographier, ce qui signifie que quelques chef d’oeuvres de 2021 pourraient ne pas y figurer.

Les pièces apparaissent ci-dessous en ordre alphabétique de nom d’artiste/crew. Pour que la liste ne soit pas totalement accaparée par quelques graffeurs populaires, j’ai fixé un maximum de 3 pièces par personne. Les collaborations entre deux ou plusieurs artistes sur un même thème ne comptent que pour une entrée.

Voir aussi:
Retrospective 2021 murales et autre street art peint
Retrospective 2021 street art collé et installations


Acek‘s truck side for the 2021 edition of Hip Hop You Don’t Stop.

Acrow‘s contribution to the 2021 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.
Also visible above is an installation by Makenoize who has made it into the Retrospective of 2021 pasted street art and installations with other installations.

Adi in an abandoned funeral home.

Adi in an abandoned building.
Adi also contributed to the TRU crew wall at Under Pressure, scroll down to view that.
He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 pasted street art and installations.

Amon in Rosemont.

Aper‘s tribute to MF Doom in a McGill ghetto alley.

Arrow in Pierrefonds.

Art Gang’s Senck and Snipes contribution to the 2021 edition of the Under Pressure Festival featuring a piece by Cemz at ground level.
All three writers also have solo work in this retrospective, scroll down to view.

Ason in an abandoned building.

Ason in a flooded and iced over collapsed basement.

Ason in an abandoned tunnel.

Axe Lalime at the PSC legal graffiti wall.
Axe also contributed to the K6A wall at Under Pressure, scroll down to view.

Bacer

Beaf’s contribution to the 2021 graffiti jam in Lachine.
He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art.

Beast

Bosny and Jmoe’s collaboration for the 2021 graffiti jam in Lachine.

Bosny in an abandoned building.

Double layer of Bosny on a bridge pillar.
Bosny has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art, in solo and with the Gentil Crew.

Bumpr‘s contribution to the 2021 graffiti jam in Lachine.

Above 4: Full wall and close-ups of a great production featuring Cemz, Zek, Senck and Snipes in the Plateau.
Cemz, Senck and Snipes also worked together on the Art Gang wall at Under Pressure, scroll up to view. Zek, Senck and Snipes also have solo work in this retrospective, scroll down to see that.

Cemz in Ahuntsic.
He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art under the name Benny Wilding.

Crane on letters and Rouks on character in Pointe St-Charles.

Trackside Crops.

Above 2: Dare full car.

Deep on letters and DMT on owl, in Ville-Marie.
Both have also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art, DMT in solo and Deep in a collaboration with Zek (listed under ‘Zek’).

Deep on letters and Hly aka Medusa on character in a Hochelaga alley. Also featuring Repus bottom left.

Deep and Medusa‘s contribution to the 2021 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.
Medusa has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art.

Dems in a Petite-Patrie alley.

Deps tried his hand to 3D graffiti in 2021. This piece was done at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.
He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art.

Desr at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Dfek in Rosemont.

Dfek at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.
He also has made it into this retrospective with a collaboration with Zen, scroll down to view.

Drif.
Scroll down to Nesar for more by Drif in this retrospective.

EK Sept in a Rosemont alley.

EK Sept in a Rosemont alley.
He has also contributed to the LTG / POM / H2K wall at Under Pressure, scroll down to ‘LTG’ to view.
He also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art, under ‘Grils’.

Ekes in an abandoned building.

Ekes on an abandoned wall in the forest.
He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art.

Ekler‘s contribution to the 2021 graffiti jam in Lachine.